Celebrating its 20th anniversary year in 2015, Tradition Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by Ron Garl. It was nominated as best New Public Course by Golf Digest in 1996. Other awards include “Top Fairways” by Golf for Women in 1998, South Carolina Golf Course of the Year in 2001, and 4 1/2 Stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” in 2008. The friendly, knowledgeable staff is dedicated to warmly welcoming all guests. Located in the Lowcountry plantations of Pawleys Island, Tradition Club is the course of choice for visitors and locals alike. Its generous tree-lined fairways provide golfers an opportunity to pull driver out of the bag.
Two island greens, fairway and waste bunkers, and environmental areas provide the strategic challenges that make the course one to play over and over again. Subtle breaks on the well-conditioned Bermuda greens, many of which slope from back to front, require good shot-making skills. The signature 7th hole is a short par 4 with an island green and must be played with precision. There is a spacious target-style practice facility with bunkers and a practice green for putting and chipping. Men and women, juniors and seniors, low-handicappers and high-handicappers alike enjoy playing Tradition Club.
9 by Philip (Prospect Park, PA) - 08/11/2016
The water holes were very challenging. The first cut of rough is different grass than they use up north that I'm used to. It's tough to hit through. The course was in great shape and I would play it again.
9 by Jason (Clovis, CA) - 08/03/2016
Great course very fair for the average golfer, greens good, fairways good. Pro shop attendant was very up beat and seem excited for me to be playing Tradition. Would play again.
9 by Don (Reston, VA) - 07/22/2016
Beautiful course, fairways in great shape.
8 by Don (Greensboro, NC) - 07/13/2016
Fun layout, fairways and tee boxes in really good shape. Service was fantastic, fairways and tee boxes were in great shape.
Greens are horrible, many bare spots with no grass at all. Very difficult to get a put that was not affected by bare spots. Course needs to consider shutting down to fix their greens. Way too expensive for the condition of the greens. They made an otherwise great experience very disappointing. Will be a while before we play this course again and it is too bad because it is a fun and challenging layout.
6 by Michael (Hartford, IL) - 07/07/2016
Greens were terrible worst greens I have ever played on.
7 by Ted - 06/24/2016
Unfortunately I have to post this review. I have played The Tradition Course many times & consider it one of the best tracks on The Strand. The Tees & Fairways are excellent but the Greens are a total disaster. They are currently unplayable & probably should be closed until they can recover ( if they can recover ) they are that bad.
4 by Nick (Wolcott, CT) - 06/08/2016
Tough time of year for them in the intermediate phase. Im sure its in much better shape in March or in the fall. Course closed the week after we played for maintenance.
9 by Dave (Sunbury, PA) - 05/23/2016
Staff was the best...
8 by Scott (Goshen, IN) - 05/22/2016
I always play this course every year and will continue to do so. Course was in good condition. Greens were slowest I played all week so took some getting used to. Cart paths are a bit rough but no big deal...just be careful in a few places.
Starter was great...helped me as a single pair up with some guys pretty quickly. Played round in just over 4 hours.
See you in the fall!
9 by Raymond (Ste-Claire, QC) - 05/18/2016
Very nice course and reception
Assistant Head Golf Professional Kurtis Kuhn gives us the lowdown on one of Myrtle Beach golf’s true “Hidden Gem” holes: the par-4 6th hole at Tradition Golf Club – situated just a stone’s throw off Hwy. 17 in beautiful Pawleys Island.
Only an ace can top the single-hole joy of pulling off an eagle. Do it on a par 5, and all of a sudden you’re happy enough to bypass protocol and buy the next round in the clubhouse anyway. Executing three consecutive great shots isn’t easy. But after hundreds of rounds along South Carolina’s Grand Strand, we’ve pinpointed some of our favorite opportunities for shaving two strokes off and finding a type of bliss that will put an exclamation point on a trip to any of these courses.
Out on the course, a few light beers from the drink cart or out of the cooler you hope isn't dripping on your clubs hits the spot. For some, the hours after the round are about finding something more: Better drinks, better food, better environment.
Courses from North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island are among the “hottest”-trending courses in Myrtle Beach golf, according to the most recent reviews submitted by visiting golfers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider.
Nestled on the south end of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, Tradition has succeeded in both competing with and joining its neighbors to complete the famed Waccamaw Golf Trail. But unlike even some of those, this is a course that is only a decade and a half removed from being named the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year.
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